Kathy Sanchez


Strategic Research Associate

Before joining the Institute for Justice, Kathy was a deputy clerk for the Wake County Clerk of Superior Court in North Carolina and a research intern at the John Locke Foundation. She studied political science and public policy at North Carolina State University and is a Master of Public Policy student at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Research and Reports

  • November 19, 2019    |    Strategic Research

    This report supplements our 2016 study Barriers to Braiding: How Job-Killing Licensing Laws Tangle Natural Hair Care in Needless Red Tape. That study investigated whether (1) braiding licenses keep people out of work and (2) braiding poses risks that justify occupational licensing. This report uses data from Illinois that we intended to include in Barriers…

  • June 15, 2018    |    Strategic Research

    A Golden Opportunity for the Golden State

    How SB 946 Would Protect Sidewalk Vendors—and the Public

    California’s sidewalk vendors face a patchwork of arbitrary and anticompetitive rules that make it difficult—or even impossible—to ply their chosen trade and share in the prosperity of the United States’ largest economy. Now the California Legislature is considering a bill, SB 946, that would protect the rights of these entrepreneurs by providing a framework within…

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