According to AUAP pages: "AUAP wants to thank the US scholars and universities officials who helped to deny the AACRAO Motion (Case Civil Action 06-137). This motion was denied by Magistrate Allen Kaye, and then appealed by AACRAO to be denied again by Judge Ellen Segall Huvelle of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia on August 8, 2007. Except for the "bewildering" lawsuit, AUAP still considers AACRAO as an honorable association. AUAP regrets that AACRAO members have to spend probably more than $150,000 to expensive DC lawyers (Arent Fox) to be denied twice by the most respected Federal Court of the United States of America." I think it closes the controversy.