OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge in north Mississippi is recovering from a heart attack.
The Oxford Eagle reports U.S. District Judge Michael P. Mills was released Friday from Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi.
A federal court news release said the 61-year-old Mills had a heart attack earlier in the week, and surgery might be needed as doctors assess his health.
The court is postponing Mills' court cases for the next three weeks. The court says he will return to work "as soon as he has clearance to do so from his doctors."
Mills is one of five federal district judges in the northern Mississippi. He served in the Mississippi House from 1984 to 1995 and on the Mississippi Supreme Court from 1995 to 2001. He became a federal judge in October 2001.