Dan King

Communications Project Manager


Niagara University, B.A., Communications and Social Studies Education, 2014

As the Institute for Justice’s Communications Project Manager, Dan King works to make the case for economic liberty, free speech, private property rights and school choice in the court of public opinion.

Prior to joining IJ, Dan was a digital strategist at Stand Together, where he executed grassroots ad campaigns focused on criminal justice reform, immigration and tech policy. Additionally, his writing has been featured at Reason, The Week, The Bulwark, The Weekly Standard, National Review, The Federal Sentencing Reporter, and many other publications. Before moving to D.C., Dan worked as a journalist in upstate New York, first as Associate Editor for The Whitehall Times, and then as Weekend Editor for The Post-Star.

Dan was born and raised in New York’s Adirondack region. He graduated from Niagara University in 2014 with a degree in communications and social studies education. When he’s not working to educate the public about IJ’s key issues, he enjoys Philadelphia sports, playing basketball, hiking, skiing and brewing his own beer. Dan resides in Washington, D.C.

Dan's Cases

Economic Liberty | Occupational Licensing

Oklahoma Threading

Oklahoma requires eyebrow threaders to spend 600 hours learning skills that have nothing to do with eyebrow threading. This useless regulation prevents people from earning an honest living, which is why two eyebrow threaders have…

Fines and Fees | Private Property

New York Permit Fines

Joe Corsini keeps a pigeon coop on the roof of his home, like many other New Yorkers. The city’s Department of Buildings saddled him with thousands of dollars in fines for not having a license…


Fines and Fees | Private Property

New Orleans Ankle Monitors

Judges must be impartial when deciding to deprive a person of his or her property. Unfortunately, one judge in New Orleans has been ordering individuals to wear an ankle monitor from a company in which…

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