The Cloud Conundrum: Explaining Divergent Google, Microsoft Search Warrant Rulings | Law.com. Divergent court opinions do not need to be explained by asserting that tech is outpacing the law. Courts have disagreed about new things since the English common law. The law merely mirrors the reactions of societies to new realities. Technology is not outpacing the law. It is advancing, and disputes about its applications are being heard by different courts and under different factual circumstances. Consider, for example, the divergent opinions of courts in various States and countries concerning crime and sentencing. Even personal injury law can depend on the locale of the Court hearing the case. Look at the divergent opinions and results for patent litigation. Change and divergence is good. It puts differing opinions and results before the people, who, by their votes, make the ultimate decisions.