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Alison Michelle Ernst, alleged Hillary Clinton shoe thrower, detained again

PHOENIX (AP) -- A federal magistrate on Tuesday ordered a Phoenix woman to remain jailed until she is returned to Las Vegas to face federal charges alleging she threw a shoe at Hillary Rodham Clinton during a speech.

Alison Michelle Ernst, 36, read documents, talked to her lawyer and sat on the edge of her seat as she waited for her initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Steven Logan in Phoenix.

Ernst, wearing a turquoise-colored hooded jacket and jeans, was arrested late Monday after federal prosecutors in Las Vegas filed charges Sunday accusing her of trespassing and violence against a person.

The federal charges increase the possible consequences for Ernst if she is convicted of throwing a shoe at the former secretary of state.

The judge appointed attorney Maria Weidner to represent Ernst and ordered Ernst detained pending proceedings in Las Vegas.

Outside court, Weidner said Ernst looked forward to resolving the case against her.

Ernst had been arrested in Las Vegas after questioning by the U.S. Secret Service on a local misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge carrying a possible six-month sentence in county jail. She was released by Las Vegas police with a June 24 court date in Las Vegas. Those charges weren't immediately filed.

The federal misdemeanor charges accuse Ernst of bypassing security to enter the ballroom where Clinton was speaking and committing a violent act by throwing the shoe.

The shoe missed Clinton, and Ernst surrendered to authorities immediately after the incident Thursday at the Mandalay Bay resort.

If Ernst is convicted of both federal charges, she could face up to two years in federal prison and the possibility that federal authorities would be able to monitor her movements under terms of supervised release.


Raw:Shoe Thrown at Hillary Clinton During Speech

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remshar April 16 2014 at 4:23 PM

Hey! If any written down - It didn’t happen

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tdiplaci April 16 2014 at 12:05 PM

I can just hear her lawyer saying --and with a very stern face--" My client will vigorously defend these baseless charges".

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Doug April 17 2014 at 10:40 AM

I don't think Hillary had this staged, but Hillary is exploiting it through the media, which loves libs anyway, to get all she can out of it. The media is now in full gear to get Hilary elected as Obama's heir and continue the decline of America. The libs are very wealthy but pander to the poor to exploit them for votes. It works. The sympathy vote works, and the libs know how to do it best. The GOP has got to get a Reaganesque Presidential candidate as their only hope to get America back on track.

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antarescd April 16 2014 at 3:22 PM

That is a heck of a pair of philtral ridges.

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chigpot antarescd April 16 2014 at 7:42 PM

Is that what that is? Looks like the skin grew over a long nose ring. Yuck!

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Bill Jenkins April 16 2014 at 9:10 PM

I have a thought........replace the entire Congress.....impose an eight year limit on all elective offices and issue, totally free of charge, a Federal, picture ID card for use before voting!!!!

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thomashollman19 Bill Jenkins April 16 2014 at 9:28 PM


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tevroc143 April 16 2014 at 7:20 PM

An earlier comment said to check out this woman in connection with Colorado mass killer James Holmes. I did. My first comment said she appears to have mental issues. Guess what. She does.


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henchaser61 April 16 2014 at 11:22 AM

was the speech in russian .the consequense for throwing a shoe is the same in russia and only applys to those in power

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jmikhl April 16 2014 at 9:34 AM

We can only hope that with her present incarceration, she will have an opportunity to work on her throwing accuracy.

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marcbarc April 16 2014 at 10:23 AM

It could have been a berkenstock and what would that say for taste.

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humaar April 16 2014 at 6:34 PM

Search her name in the same text as the Colorado cinema J. Holmes ? Is it the same woman ?

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