Nick Sibilla

Arizona Becomes First State to Broadly Recognize Out-of-State Licenses

NICK SIBILLA, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Thanks to a major reform signed earlier today by Gov. Doug Ducey, Arizona became the first state in the nation...

North Dakota Eliminates Licenses for Braiding Hair and Threading Eyebrows

NICK SIBILLA, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE North Dakota became the latest state to untangle natural hair braiders and eyebrow threaders from a thicket of licensing red...

Bipartisan Bill in Congress Would Dramatically Reform Civil Forfeiture

NICK SIBILLA, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE On Wednesday, Reps. Tim Walberg (R-MI), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Thomas Massie (R-KY), Tony Cardenas (D-CA), Tom McClintock (R-CA), and Bobby...

New Bill Would End Civil Forfeiture in South Carolina

NICK SIBILLA, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE At a press conference Wednesday, South Carolina lawmakers announced a bill that would abolish civil forfeiture. Should the bill pass,...

Louisiana Legislature Sends License Review Bill to Governor

NICK SIBILLA, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Late Thursday, the Louisiana House of Representatives unanimously approved HB 748, a bill that would review the state’s burdensome and often...

Illinois Becomes 25th State to Pass Civil Forfeiture Reform

Bill Will Protect Innocent Owners, Add New Disclosure Requirements NICK SIBILLA, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Today , Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bill that bolsters transparency...

House Defunds Attorney General’s Expansion of Civil Forfeiture

NICK SIBILLA, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved three amendments late Tuesday that would defund a notorious federal forfeiture program that was recently restored by...

With Governor’s Signature, Arizona Now the 20th State to Pass Forfeiture Reform

NICK SIBILLA, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Today , Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed bipartisan legislation to meaningfully reform Arizona civil forfeiture laws. Under civil forfeiture, law...

Cops Seized $ 17,550 from Driver

Never Charged Him with a Crime NICK SIBELLA, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Mandrel Stuart used to own the Smoking Roosters, a barbecue restaurant in Staunton, Va....

How a Philadelphia Family Lost Their Home to Asset Forfeiture

NICK SIBILLA, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Under the legal doctrine of civil forfeiture, police can seize property tangentially linked to a crime, even if the property...