The state of Mississippi intends to appeal a federal judge’s ruling that it comes up with a plan detailing how it will work to prevent unnecessary institutionalization of people with mental illness.

Earlier this month, U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves told the state it had 120 days to submit a plan to the U.S. Justice Department and a mental health expert. He ordered that the final plan, incorporating their feedback, be completed in 180 days.

Lawyers for the state asked in court documents filed Monday if the deadline could be postponed because the state intends to appeal Reeves’ ruling.