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Madonna was expected in a New York City court on Tuesday potentially to serve jury duty, but she was a no-show.  She had a valid excuse, though.

A source tells ABC News that a doctor's note was presented to the court on her behalf, indicating that she was unwell.  Madonna will be assigned a future date on which she will be scheduled to appear in court for jury duty.

Madonna has a residence on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

In 2008, Madonna fulfilled her civic duty in a Beverly Hills court after hosting a post-Oscars party.

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