Matt Beat: The Power of our Supreme Court

Matt Beat (AKA YouTuber Mr. Beat) brings his book The Power of our Supreme Court to the Raven Stage. He will be joined by James Staab in a conversation moderated by David Congdon. Books will be available for sale and signing!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Mr. Beat’s The Power of Our Supreme Court is the Supreme Court book of decisions that affect the everyday lives of Americans everywhere.

The real democracy of America unveiled. What does the Supreme Court do? Sure, people care when the court makes a big ruling, but most don’t pay attention to the court’s day-to-day decisions. In this highly relevant law book, Mr. Beat takes you on a journey through our Supreme Court system, what it is, who is in it and how they got to be there, while foreshadowing how it shapes our very future. 

A tour of the most influential cases in history. Inspired by Mr. Beat’s court series, The Power of Our Supreme Court walks through many Supreme Court history cases from landmark cases to the more obscure. Matt Beat explains how each case affects us to this day in a way that is engaging, applicable, and easy to understand, even for beginners.

Inside, you’ll find:

  • Detailed explanations of the Supreme Court, how it works, and how it affects you
  • A Supreme Court cases book perfect for anyone interested in social science, political science, activism, law, or current events
  • Interesting visuals, charts, and graphs to help contextualize and breakdown the historical significance of big and small cases

If you like courtroom books, legal books for lawyers, or books on politics like The Shadow DocketHow Civil Wars StartThe Color of Law, or The Flip Side of History, you’ll love Mr. Beat’s The Power of Our Supreme Court.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Matt Beat is a YouTuber, video producer, podcast host, and musician based out of Kansas. He has taught various subjects in the classroom from grades 7-12. His YouTube channels, Mr. Beat and The Beat Goes On have accumulated over 1 million subscribers and over 200 million views, helping expand his "classroom" to around the world. Beat's specialty is American history, but he also has a big passion for geography, economics, and politics. His band Electric Needle Room is most known for original indie-pop songs about all of the American Presidents. Finally, he is a coffee snob who un-ironically wears khaki shorts. ​

James B. Staab is professor of political science at the University of Central Missouri. He is the author of Limits of Constraint: The Originalist Jurisprudence of Hugo Black, Antonin Scalia, and Clarence Thomas from University Press of Kansas.

 

Event date: 
Thursday, June 13, 2024 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
809 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, KS 66044
The Power of Our Supreme Court: How Supreme Court Cases Shape Democracy By Matt Beat Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781684810680
Availability: In stock at our distributor’s warehouse; will be at the Raven in 3-10 bus. days! More at ravenbookstore.com/ordering-faqs
Published: Mango - June 20th, 2023

Inspired by Mr. Beat's court series, The Power of Our Supreme Court walks through many supreme court history cases from landmark cases to the more obscure. Matt Beat explains how each case affects us to this day in a way that is engaging, applicable, and easy to understand, even for beginners.


Limits of Constraint: The Originalist Jurisprudence of Hugo Black, Antonin Scalia, and Clarence Thomas By James B. Staab Cover Image
$87.48
ISBN: 9780700633302
Availability: In stock at our distributor’s warehouse; will be at the Raven in 3-10 bus. days! More at ravenbookstore.com/ordering-faqs
Published: University Press of Kansas - August 19th, 2022

Adherents of originalism often present it as a theory that constrains legal decision-making in a clear and objective manner that is based on the text and original meaning of the Constitution, in contrast to the supposedly subjective and "activist" jurisprudence of those who promote a living Constitution.


Event Category: