As a Duke professor mentioned, “There is a ‘let it end’ sense to it because the case has been so screwed up.”Not a demand to end the case because innocent people were prosecuted. A “‘let it end’ sense” because Nifong “screwed up.” The implication: maybe a rape occurred, maybe it didn't, but the prosecutor's mistakes mean that people should “let” the case end.
To make sure that readers know her belief that it's unclear whether or not a rape occurred, in her next sentence, Roberts quotes the accuser's father, Travis Mangum, who says he still believes his daughter.
During her jaunt to Durham, Roberts sat on a panel with two professors: Group of 88 extremist Grant Farred and anti-lacrosse stalwart Orin Starn. Which of the two was her source for the suggestion that “because the case has been so screwed up,” rather than a lack of evidence, is why the case should go away?