As a Writer & Legislative Analyst for the Institute for Justice, Nick Sibilla regularly writes opeds and works with state and federal lawmakers from both parties. As part of IJ’s legislative affairs team, Nick has helped secure landmark reforms that overhauled civil forfeiture and occupational licensing in California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Nebraska and New Hampshire. He is also a senior contributor to Forbes.com, where he covers criminal justice and entrepreneurship.
Outside of Forbes, his writings have appeared in many high-profile outlets, including The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, the New York Post, Barron’s, The Guardian, Slate, Wired, Reason, FoxNews.com, NBCNews.com, National Review Online, The Orange County Register and numerous newspapers nationwide. His work has also been cited by multiple law review journals, the Center for American Progress, the Heritage Foundation, The Economist, SCOTUSblog and the Council of the District of Columbia Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety
Nick's Research & Reports
Economic Liberty | Food Freedom
Baking Bad: Legal Barriers for Starting a Business Selling Homemade Food
This nationwide survey provides the most up-to-date account of state laws that allow the sale of homemade food and will be regularly updated whenever a state changes its laws.
Economic Liberty | Occupational Licensing
Barred From Working
Earning an honest living is one of the best ways to prevent re-offending. But strict occupational licensing requirements make it harder for ex-offenders to find work, thwarting their chances of successful reentry.
Cosmetology | Economic Liberty | Hair Braiding | Occupational 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…
Nick's Amicus Briefs
Pennsylvania v. Thiam