As an appeals court judge, Judge Barrett has issued opinions that have reflected those of her mentor, Justice Antonin Scalia, but with few of his occasional liberal rulings.
For years, the conservative movement has been searching for someone who could lead American jurisprudence to the right with the kind of intellectual rigor that conservatives say made Justice Antonin Scalia so effective for decades.
The swift rally behind President Trump’s push to fill a Supreme Court seat before the election reflects his lock on the Republican Party.
Judge Amy Coney Barrett is regarded as the leading contender to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Social conservatives and evangelical groups sprang into action after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, encouraging a speedy confirmation and rallying support for embattled Senate Republicans.
The president is likely to nominate a successor this coming week to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday, but Senate Republicans are weighing whether they have the votes to confirm his choice before the Nov. 3 election.
President Trump has vowed to fill the vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “without delay.” Here is who might fill the seat.