Barrett riles conservatives with moderate rulings

She cast votes in a few pivotal cases, though, and aligned herself more with the moderate Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh than with more conservative colleagues such as Justices Neil M. Gorsuch, Samuel A. Alito Jr. and Clarence Thomas.

“I’ve heard some conservatives express frustration — sort of lump her with Roberts and Kavanaugh,” said Curt Levey, president of the conservative Committee for Justice…

The decision not to hear the much-watched Pennsylvania challenge didn’t garner Justice Barrett any points with the left, though.

“The Trump election cases were so frivolous and presenting such ludicrous legal theories that it made it easy for even the most conservative and hyperpartisan judge to dismiss those,” said Dan Goldberg, legal director at the liberal Alliance for Justice. “I don’t read anything into the fact that she wasn’t willing to hear really frivolous legal claims.”