Originally published on Fri September 26, 2014 7:29 am
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Eric Holder Jr., the nation's first black U.S. attorney general, will resign his post after a tumultuous tenure marked by civil rights advances, national security threats, reforms to the criminal justice system and 5 1/2 years of fights with Republicans in Congress.
Mike Mizanskey stands next to a poster of his brother, Jeff, who's serving a life-without-parole sentence for marijuana possession. The image is scheduled next week to be placed on a billboard along U.S. Hwy. 54 just north of the Missouri River Bridge heading into Jefferson City.