John Ensminger is an attorney, writer, and skilled dog advocate. He is the co-author of the treatise Money Laundering, Terrorism, and Financial Institutions and writes a monthly newsletter, the USA PATRIOT Act Monitor, both published by the Civic Research Institute. Ensminger has been the Chair of the Banking & Savings Institutions Committee of the American Bar Association Tax Section, editor-in-chief of the Journal of Taxation and Regulation of Financial Institutions, an adjunct professor, and a legal advocate for mental patients’ civil rights. He reports on legal and scientific issues affecting skilled dogs at doglawreporter.blog spot.com. Ensminger and his dog, Chloe, are a therapy dog team and regularly visit hospitals, eldercare facilities, schools, libraries, and a cerebral palsy institute.