Re: The problem here...
They are only bound by US regulations because they have a contract with the US Department of Commerce (USDOC).No they don't; that contract went away two years ago (fortunately, or we'd have Trump sticking his tweeter in). But as a California non-profit corporation, they are primarily bound by US and California laws. If they run operations in the EU, those are bound by EU and national laws. By asking for an injunction against a German company in a German court, they are accepting German and EU jurisdiction anyway.
As for the root servers, please get your facts straight. And watch out for the way Kieren always mixes facts and his personal opinions in any story about ICANN.