The Supreme Court of Puerto Rico put the brakes on controversial legislation to reform the pension system for teachers, a ruling that was immediately denounced by the island's governor.

The court, in a ruling reported by Reuters and, created a special commission to investigate the matter and submit a report by Feb. 7. The case was brought by the Teachers Association, which argued the pension changes were unconstitutional.

The reforms, which led to a strike this week and street protests outside the capitol, increased employee contributions to the retirement system to 10 percent of salary from 9 percent.

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