Make no mistake: this is serious.
A court in illinois has ordered ICANN to kill the Spamhaus domain name because a spammer sued to have their name removed from a list of spammers, and got a default judgement, and Spamhaus won't comply.
This made me angry at first, because clearly the plaintiff here is a spammer and is using the legal system as a means of harrassment, but the attitude of Spamhaus toward the court is also a problem. What if Spamhaus did illegitimately list someone and then acted like this when issued a TRO?
SecuriTeam Blogs - The Spamhaus case, a spam-savvy Illinois lawyer perspective