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Supreme Court prospect Brown Jackson was ‘star in the making’ at Miami’s Palmetto High

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is currently a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals D.C. Circuit.
Miami Herald
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is currently a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals D.C. Circuit.

Before Ketanji Brown Jackson was one of the front-runners for a U.S. Supreme Court nomination, she was a speech and debate superstar at Miami Palmetto Senior High School.

As a high school senior in 1988, Jackson, who then went by Ketanji Brown, won the national oratory title at the National Catholic Forensic League Championships, one of the largest high school debate tournaments in the country.

She was a star in the making,” said Nathaniel Persily, Jackson’s former classmate and debate teammate at Palmetto and now a law professor at Stanford.

Read more from our news partner at The Miami Herald.