“I believe the shield law would have been applied [in Washington state],” Johnson tells Seattle Weekly. “Oregon’s law was probably written before blogging was accounted for.” Skip north to Washington and the shield law reads in part like …so:
. . . no judicial, legislative, administrative, or other body with the power to issue a subpoena or other compulsory process may compel the news media to testify, produce, or otherwise disclose the identity of a source of any news or information or any information that would tend to identify the source where such source has a reasonable expectation of confidentiality.