Nick Sibilla


Writer & Legislative Analyst

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As a Writer & Legislative Analyst for the Institute for Justice, Nick Sibilla regularly writes opeds and blog posts and enhances IJ’s presence on social media. He is also a contributor to, where he covers civil forfeiture, occupational licensing, property rights and the First Amendment.

Outside of Forbes, his writings have appeared in many high-profile outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, the New York Post, Barron’s, The GuardianSlate, WiredReason,,, National Review Online, The Orange County Register and numerous newspapers nationwide. His work has also been cited by several law review journals, the Center for American Progress, the Heritage Foundation, CNBC, The Economist, SCOTUSblog and the Council of the District of Columbia Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety.

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Research and Reports

  • July 1, 2014    |    Legal and Policy Studies

    Untangling Regulations

    Natural Hair Braiders Fight Against Irrational Licensing

    Natural hair braiding is a beauty practice popular among many African, African-American and immigrant communities in the United States. But braiders in many states have to endure hundreds of hours of unnecessary coursework and pay thousands of dollars before they can legally work.

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