NORWALK - Paul Simon and his wife Edie Brickell went before a judge Friday to face charges of disorderly conduct.

The couple was arrested last month after police say they had a fight at their home in New Canaan. A judge later charged Simon and Brickell with one count of disorderly conduct. However, their attorney says it was nothing but a minor dispute.

An attorney for the couple, Andrew Bowman, asked the judge not to allow any cameras in the courtroom because the couple has a 16-year-old son and the "additional media coverage would affect their whole family." The judge overruled the request.

The judge also decided earlier not to issue protective orders because the couple did not show a continuing threat of physical violence.

One of the couple's attorneys said ultimately he would like to see the charges dropped.

The couple is due back in court June 17.